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Little Mud Hut. Caritas International is building 425 adobe homes for Afghan refugees. Construction materials are mainly local clay and water.

Good Neighbors

The Council on American-Islamic Relations in Southern California has launched a billboard public awareness campaign promoting good will between Muslims and their neighbors.

Good Drug Smugglers?

The French agency Doctors Without Borders and the South African AIDS activist group Treatment Action Campaign are smuggling cheaper generic versions of three anti-retroviral AIDS drugs...

The Monks of Malt

Since 1455, the Benedictine monks of the Kloster Andechs monastery, situated in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, have dedicated themselves to brewing a superior beer.

Glocalization (say what?)

McDonald's 29,000 restaurants in 120 countries make it the largest fast food franchise in the $112 billion-a-year industry.

Fun With Facts

The waste produced by one chicken in its lifetime can supply enough electricity to run a 100-watt bulb for five hours.

Lust in Las Vegas

There has always been crossover from Saturday night to Sunday morning, but a Christian porn site?

Resources: Building Supplies

From a Maine potato farmer to a Hawaiian banana producer, The New American Farmer profiles farms and farmers across the United States...

Yellow Light on Green Travel

Since no one wants to be Chevy Chase in the National Lampoon's Vacation series, it has become hip to be an ecotourist

Peaceable Kingdom Sighted

In our ongoing coverage of the bovine peace movement: Reuters radio revealed that ambassadorial cows are crossing the highly militarized border between Eritrea and Ethiopia.

9-11 Relatives Visit Afghanistan

Family members of Sept. 11 victims traveled to Afghanistan last January to meet their counterparts—families who were the victims of U.S. bombings.

Kids and Sex

Teen pregnancy, abortion, and birth rates have declined in the United States since 1991. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy lists 10 rules for effective sex education programs.

Resources: Building Supplies

The Catholic Worker Cooperative Bakery in Guadalupe, California, offers fresh, handmade communion bread and hosts, with 100 percent organic whole-wheat flour.

Fun With Facts

In Chiapas, Mexico, farmers are getting 25 cents per pound for their coffee crop. Starbucks' specialty grind is sold for $14.95 per pound.

Just High on God

Is religion important to you? Whether you kick back a six-pack, light up a cigarette, or smoke a joint may be an indicator.

Real Product: Super Savior

Archie McPhee's new "Jesus Action Figure" bends the question "What would Jesus do?" in some very weird ways.

Your Tax Dollars at Work

Ten U.S. soldiers from Fort Huachuca, Arizona, have been charged in a $3 million drug-running scheme...

Evangelicals Fight Anti-Terrorism Bill

Canadian evangelicals took on Ottawa's far-reaching anti-terrorism bill last winter and won some changes.

First, They Kill the Lawyers

The election last year of President Vicente Fox and Chiapas Gov. Pablo Salazar brought hope to Mexico's indigenous population...

1,000 Words

Children in Putumayo, Colombia, painted this "before and after" mural of what U.S.-sponsored aerial fumigation has done to their homeland.